Disabled man sexually abused multiple times in state-funded facility
- Category: Disability abuse
- Created: Monday, 12 December 2016 20:20
- Written by Neelima Choahan - The Age
[FACILITY REFUSED TO PROVIDE EXTRA SECURITY CLAIMING LACK OF FUNDING].
Maria Thomas with her son Matthew who was sexually abused multiple times at a state-funded facility for young people with autism in Melbourne.
For months, Maria Thomas would wake up at night terrified her son was being sexually assaulted.
Matthew, a non-verbal man with autism, was sharing a state-funded emergency facility, Autism Plus, with four other young people. One of them had already attacked Matthew several times.